Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Squats in slow motion – Form review and Critique request.

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    • #70549
      AvatarKay Heil

      Here’s my squat done in regular speed from the side and the front. I also have a slow motion at the end. Would love to get some feedback.

      Thanks in advance.

    • #73065
      AvatarTravis Wyant

      to my somewhat untrained eye, it seems as though your shins are departing from vertical very early on in the movement?

      Maybe this suggests that the hips / hamstrings aren’t being loaded first in that ‘sitting / reaching back’ action? maybe you’re not squeezing that butt as tightly as possible? 

      your shins do remain relatively vertical though which seems good, just that the knees translate forward early.


      This might also be linked to the fact that as you mention your toes are up, and it also appears as thought your instep is lifting up too, and you’re weighting your foot towards the outer edge and towards the heel.

      This could indicate you need to be centred more over the arch with your weight just in front of your medial malleolus, and screw those hips into the ground more to really keep that stability?

      just my initial thoughts.

      Maybe try and do them bare foot / in your socks so you can really see what’s going on as the heel, although small, in your trainers will influence your movement pattern.

      good job though.

    • #73066

      I would agree. I could see this being ok since he does a pretty good job of keeping his knees from going past his toes – but I did notice that the knees tracked forward a bit early, especially for a back squat.

      My understanding is that this kind of movement (knee moving forward early or at all) is more common in the front squat.

    • #73077
      AvatarKay Heil

      hey guys..thanks so much!! untrained eye or not..they are great observation that I didn’t even think of!!  thanks.  early shin movement just means bad limited dorsiflexion ..lack of ankle mobility. On the video I have my right side from the side view and that actually has the worst ankle mobility when compared to the the left.  Just goes to show I need to spend more time on my ankles.

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